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Friday, 3 January 2020

The International Summer School (ISS)

The International Summer School (ISS) is an intensive, six-week academic program that brings together students from across the world over the course of a summer in New Delhi, India. The program is convened annually under the banner of the Government’s acclaimed Incredible India campaign and with regular support from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The ISS aims at promoting international goodwill and cross-cultural dialogue amongst promising young individuals, developing their potential as future leaders in government, business and civil society. With India as a study model, it offers undergraduate course modules & experiences which introduce the students to a range of issues & debates that are shaping contemporary developing societies.

Program Structure
The 2020 session will be held from June to  August 2020. The six-week program is divided into two components:

A four-week academic session that is conducted at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library inside the historic Teen Murti House, the official residence of India's first Prime Minister; and
An optional, two-week volunteer and service learning experience that is primarily held outside Delhi/NCR in conjunction with organizations such as WWF-India.

The minimum eligibility criteria may be seen below:

(i) a completed high school certification; and

(ii) a secured admission into or enrolment in a higher education programme - undergraduate or postgraduate - or a technical/vocational programme.

Working professionals are also more than welcome to come and attend the ISS. The program is open to individuals of all nationalities and Indian nationals are also encouraged to apply.

Four-week academic session:
June to  July , 2020

Two-week volunteer & service learning experience:
, July 0 to  August , 2020

Registration, Academic Facilitation & Administrative Fee: $ 475 (Rs. 33,316)
Tuition Fee (First four weeks): $1,425 (Rs. 99,949)
Service Learning Fee (Final two weeks): $975 (Rs. 68,386)
Accommodation Fee (First four weeks): $1,375 (Rs. 96,442)
Partial scholarships are available. For details click here

How to Apply
The application process for our 2020 session is now underway. Stage I of our process will close on April 30, 2020 and Stage II on June 15, 2020. Please note that the ISS follows a rolling admissions policy and as such, you can expect a decision on your application (both for Stage I and Stage II) very soon after you have submitted it. With a very limited number of seats available and the high volume of applications that are usually received, it is advisable that applications are made as early as possible.

Our online application process comprises of two stages:
Stage I: Pre-application
  Applicants submit some preliminary details about themselves through a simple, online application form that may be accessed by clicking on the 'Apply Now' on the website
Stage II: Submission of Statement of Purpose & Requisite Documents

  Applicants who qualify for Stage II of the online application process will be required to submit a Statement of Purpose, a Letter of Recommendation & other documents, details of which would be provided by the ISS over email.

Click here for further details

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